Wärtsilä Corp has won contracts to supply integrated bridge systems, inert gas units and gas cargo handling modules for two series of gas carriers
For a series of new LNG carriers, Wärtsilä Voyage will supply integrated navigation systems and Wärtsilä Gas Solutions will deliver inert gas generators (IGGs).
These will be installed on six new LNG carriers being built by Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering (DSME) to serve the Arctic LNG 2 project in Russia’s Arctic waters. There are options for an additional two plus two vessels.
Wärtsilä Voyage will install multifunction display systems, consisting of workstations with a full set of applications. These include Wärtsilä Navi-Sailor ECDIS, Navi-Radar, the Navi-Conning navigation information display systems, a bridge alert management system, and the Wärtsilä Navi-Planner for advanced route planning.
The scope also includes supplying Iridium satellite communications for operating over L-band in the Arctic over a low Earth orbit satellite network.
The workstations are fully integrated into a unified system which allows the main operational functions to be duplicated, thereby improving the safety of ice navigation.
For these 172,500-m3, ice-class ships, Wärtsilä will deliver IGGs for safe operation of liquefied gas on tankers.
The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for delivery to the shipyard from September 2021.
In January 2021, Wärtsilä Marine Power announced a significant order for 46 dual-fuel engines for the same six LNG carrier vessels being built to serve the Arctic LNG 2 project.
In a separate contract, Wärtsilä will supply gas cargo handling systems for a 91,000-m3 capacity very large gas carrier being built by DSME. This includes an LPG reliquefaction system for cargo condensing and an automated control system. Delivery of the equipment is scheduled for June 2022.
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